Economical Solutions for Dredged Material Disposal

by Carol D. Cutshall, Wisconsin Bureau of Energy &, Coastal Policy Analysis, USA,
Tanace R. Matthiesen, Wisconsin Bureau of Energy &, Coastal Policy Analysis, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


During the 1970's, the State of Wisconsin expressed concern about contamination of dredged materials and the deposition of pollutants into Wisconsin's Great Lakes waters. In 1975, Wisconsin, in keeping with its commitment to a high quality environment, requested that Corps of Engineers dumping of dredged material in the Great Lakes waters of the State be stopped. Based on this and other requests, in-water disposal of dredged material was stopped in Wisconsin's Great Lakes waters. In 1980, the Governor requested that the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council define dredging needs and problems of Wisconsin's Great Lakes harbors and to report on the impact of state and federal policies on the economic status of those harbors. Due to this examination of state and federal policy impacts, several changes to Wisconsin's dredging policies are being proposed.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Lakes | Economic factors | Federal government | Ports and harbors | Water quality | Pollutants | Great Lakes | Wisconsin | United States

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